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The Dogs That Made Australia
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Australia: What Happened?
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For more than a century and a half, a grim tale has passed down through Michael Veitch's family: the story of the Ticonderoga, a clipper ship that sailed from Liverpool in August 1852, crammed with poor but hopeful emigrants - mostly Scottish victims of the Clearances and the potato fami... read more

Hell Ship
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____________________________________BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK____________________________________HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth.In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery... read more

Erebus: The Story of a Ship
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Michael Veitch has long been fascinated by the islands of Bass Strait, between mainland Australia and Tasmania - a multitude of cold, dark isles, regularly pounded by atrocious weather and hardly visited, but rich in atypical Aust... read more

The Forgotten Islands: One Man's Voyage into a Truly Gothic Australia
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In March 1797, five British sailors and 12 Bengali seamen struggled ashore after their longboat broke apart in a storm. Their fellow-survivors from the wreck of the Sydney Cove were stranded more than 500 kilometres southeast in Bass Strait. To rescue their mat... read more

From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories
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For Valour tells the remarkable stories of the 100 Australians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional acts of bravery and self-sacrifice in battle. From Captain Neville Howse of the New South Wales Army Medical Corps in 1900 to Co... read more

For Valour - Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross
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Only four countries around the world do not currently define themselves as democracies. However, many more do not fulfill the four basic requirements of democracy: free and fair elections, active participation of citizens in politics, protection of hum... read more

Primers for the 21st Century: Is Democracy Failing?
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR' Christopher Hart, Sunday Times
An inventive biography of one of the most famous ships of all time - an alluring combination of history, adventure and science
The En... read more

Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude That Shaped the Western World
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency. RUSSIAN ROULETTE is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented... read more

Russian Roulette
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Awards:Long-listed for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2016.

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is the most talked-about work of Australian history in recent years. Now here is Clare Wright's groundbreaking, award-winning study of the women who made the rebellion in an abridged edition fo... read more

We are the Rebels: the Women and Men Who Made Eureka (Young Reader's Edition)
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Populism can be a dirty word. Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have certainly given it a bad name. But rather than associating it with demagoguery and exclusion, might we better see it as a backlash against free market globalisation? Might it be... read more

Populism Now!: The Case For Progressive Populism
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